MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota basketball recruit Trevor Mbakwe has chosen not to go to trial on felony assault charges and will instead enroll in a pre-trial program.
Upon completion, the state of Florida will drop its case against him and there will be no criminal conviction on his record.
The case has dragged on for more than a year. Mbakwe missed all of last season because Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi ruled he could not play until his case was settled.
Mbakwe is not admitting guilt by agreeing to the program. He will have to do 100 hours of community service and make a $100 donation to a Florida center for abuse victims. He also has been ordered to stay away from the woman who accused him of the assault in Miami last year.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, are scheduled to assemble care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Sunshine and higher temperatures returned to San Diego County this weekend after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.